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Can I not have Chemo?

I am 61, diagnosed with apocrine invasive cancer., Stage1.  I am triple negative,node negative, grade 1.  There is only one very small study out of Japan and that had node positive in the study, which does not apply to me.  My cancer cells are not agressive.  Because of all of these factors and my rare tumor there are no statistics and for that reason I am leaning towards not having chemotherapy.

Any additional light that can be shed on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Sally

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This answerI your gave me no new info as I have seen 2 oncologists they both told me that there is no definitive info on this type of tumor so chemo is just a quess.
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Decisions about adjuvant chemotherapy treatment are based on several factors including size of tumor, status of lymph nodes, the appearance of the cancer under the microscope, the presence or absence of hormone receptors for estrogen and/or progesterone, as well as HER2 status, the general health of the patient etc.  Triple negative breast cancer means that ER and PR status are negative and that HER 2 neu status is also negative.  Chemotherapy is recommended based on the tumor and the risk/benefit ratio.   The risk of recurrence vs. risk related to side effects.  This risk benefit ratio for your individual situation is best discussed with your oncologist who can discuss them in context of your individual situation.   If you are concerned still have questions, a second opinion from a breast cancer oncologist is also a possible option for you.
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